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Borland Enables Integration Solutions to Provide B2B Communication

Amsterdam, 13 November, 2000: Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq:INPR), referred to herein as Borland, today announced that WRQ has selected Borland( VisiBroker" 4.0 for C++ as the backbone for strategic CORBA( implementations of its VeraStream(tm) enterprise application integration (EAI) solution. By adding CORBA to its offering, WRQ can satisfy customer demand with a standard integration platform for distributed application development.

WRQ, a global leader in enterprise integration and host connectivity software solutions, provides a software suite that can easily manipulate packaged application data to appear as objects and provide a seamless connection between back-office legacy systems and new e-business applications. WRQ selected VisiBroker because of its ability to provide a scalable and reliable integration platform that can be implemented quickly and easily customised for a best-of-breed fit.

"The demands of conducting business over the internet mean companies must have access to critical data residing on existing systems and applications in formats that trading partners can also use," said Arjan van Hienen, project manager, CORBA implementation at WRQ. "Our customers need information to be available from the host to front-end applications and shared with partners across the Internet in real-time. WRQ VeraStream, combined with VisiBroker, makes it easy to integrate packaged applications, such as SAP, Baan or Siebel, with newly-created web applications."

VisiBroker is being used as the gateway to CORBA in WRQ VeraStream. It offers the flexibility to be deployed across several platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux, as well as a high level of support offered by Borland. In addition, the ORB's high transaction performance was benchmarked against the performance of other leading ORB's, as part of WRQ's evaluation, and was found to exceed its closest rivals.

"As an industry-standard CORBA implementation, VisiBroker creates an open integration platform with which WRQ can develop its VeraStream strategy," commented Nigel Brown, VP EMEA for Borland. "Through a large number of OEM deals, VisiBroker is becoming widely-accepted as an industry-leading ORB and is being integrated into a wide range of third-party software products."

About WRQ Inc.

WRQ Inc. is a global leader in enterprise integration and connectivity software solutions. The Company specialises in innovative software and services that make information perform in today's complex e-business environments.

WRQ has 8 million users worldwide, and more than half of all Fortune 500 companies use WRQ solutions. The Company has been consistently recognised for its award-winning products and its stature in the industry as one of the top 20 personal computer software companies in the United States for the past eight years by Soft*Letter newsletter. Established in 1981, Seattle-based WRQ has offices throughout the world and provides products and services in more than 50 countries through a global distribution network. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About VisiBroker

VisiBroker is designed to help users build and deploy distributed enterprise applications that are scalable, flexible, easily maintained and based on industry standards. For more information about VisiBroker visit

About Inprise Corporation

Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Borland) is a leading provider of Internet access infrastructure and application development tools and services for all major platforms, including Linux, Solaris and Windows. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Inprise/Borland at

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